Out of control

Carlos Barrios, Guatemala

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

Consciousness is important. We must begin to see ourselves in proportion to where we are in creation and consciousness. When our calendar is based on actions that are in tune with creation and consciousness, we'll be free from the stress of how much we can produce in a workday. When our consciousness is in tune with creation, we will be one with the universe. Right now, our consciousness is speeding faster and faster.


Brit'ne Julyan, USA

(Submitted by the author)

no two alike,
fall to an open hand,
but before the eye can focus on the shapes of them -
they’re gone.

a moment of grace,
translating inspiration,
unpredictable and evanescent.

left to traverse the essence of being
that yearns for hands that can hold
and time that is stopped by new eyes,
which in one breath will lose their light.

Leaving one searching, though preoccupied,
Constantly interrupted,
The heart beats,
The body breathes,
The soul waits,

Looking down dark alleys,


Tennessee Williams, USA

(Submitted by Ellen Gilford, USA)

There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.

Don't wait

Albert Camus, France

(Submitted by Alain Dupré, France )

I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day.

The Digital History of Christmas

The only reason

Albert Einstein, USA

(Submitted by Pat Johnstone, USA)

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.

If I knew

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombia

(Submitted by Lola Claver, Spain)

If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you'd pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I'd hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this would be the last time I'd see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly that you knew it already.

Time recaptured

Octavio Paz, Mexico

(Submitted by Elisabetta Prandi, Italy)

If we are a metaphor of the universe, then the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, a return to the time before time.

The value of things

Fernando Pessoa, Portugal

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

The value of things is not the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people.

The Seashell

Ama Reynolds, USA

(Submitted by the author)

Oh, how the years pass - so quickly. The days, the weeks, the months, the hours. How did I get here?

In Jacksonville, Florida, outside of an office, the roar of the highway sounds like ocean waves - the rush you hear when you put a big seashell to your ear.

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